From The Kitchen: Sea Salt Nutella Fudge & Nutella Walnut Cupcakes

My elementary school gal pals and I have a holiday gifting tradition of “hand-made” only. This was prior to Pinterest so we must’ve been poor high school students. I’ve stitched hearts onto fleece blankets, made mason jars full of mulled wine ingredients, boxes of matcha chocolate chip cookies with peppermint bark etc. This year, I…

From The Kitchen: Red Curry Noodle Soup

Are you feeling sluggish and overwhelmed by holiday treats? Do you feel like it’s a never ending calendar filled with food dates? Me too. I had a slight aversion to meat yesterday, after the family consumed a Christmas Eve feast and hot pot for Christmas day. Today I tried out a recipe I’ve had pinned…

From The Kitchen: Baos & Rolls

My dad has always been extremely cautious about food safety, chemical additives, preservatives etc. When we were kids, we were scolded for having anything that had artificial colouring in it. The delicate thousand year old egg dishes, whether with smooth tofu as a side dish or diced up in congee, Anderson never ordered. “Too much…

Canadian Thanksgiving 2013

This year, I spent Thanksgiving in Toronto. Like clockwork, the weather was amazing. The bluest of skies and fluffiest of clouds. This was my contribution to dinner.

From The Kitchen: Baked Potato Chips

Granted homemade baked chips are time consuming, but you don’t feel as bad eating them as you would store bought ones. (Still had a handful of pomegranate seeds after…)

From The Kitchen: MEGA SALAD

Am I the only one that gets anxiety when I know my greens are slowly dying a dehydrated death in my fridge? This is usually when I make a MEGA SALAD, by throwing in all the veggies I’ve neglected in the past week. A mega salad in my opinion is just whatever you have in…

From The Kitchen: Mom’s Hand-Pulled “Zha Jiang Mien”

The few days before I went home to visit my parents for Thanksgiving weekend, I wanted Zha Jiang Mien. The last time I had it was ages ago.¬†Knowing my own version would never be as good as Mother&Co.’s I asked if she could make it for me when I was at home. (Our Thanksgiving meal…

From The Kitchen: Ciabatta Sandwich with Doritos

I made a sandwich because I really wanted to eat Doritos. Roasted chicken, turkey, havarti, red onion, sliced tomatos, romaine hearts, honey mustard, olive oil. On a toasted multi grain cibatta. Sandwiches must be one of the first things I learned how to make as a kid. No knife or sharp objects needed. Void of…

From The Kitchen: Slaw and Salsa

Cooking and cleaning (and bringing feminism back 50 years) are things that put my mind on autopilot and help me focus on the task at hand. The dirtier the stove, the more enjoyment I get out of conquering that grease stain. Type As, ya get me? Trying to catch the tail end of summer, I…

From The Kitchen: Coconut Curry

I love curry. Japanese style, Indian style, Malaysian style, Hong Kong style – whatever, because it’s so tasty. For a while, I experimented with a lot of coconut products. This is a recipe I came across and is now my best impromptu dish that can be vegetarian friendly, meatarian friendly and even paleo friendly. It’s…